Style Icon Debbie Harry Gears Up for Big Year

Blondie's 11th studio album comes out in May

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Sunday night in London, Debbie Harry was presented with the 2017 Style Icon award by Elle magazine’s U.K. edition.

The lead singer of Blondie will turn 72 in July and is as busy as ever:

May of this year will see Blondie’s new album Pollinator released.

She has also collaborated with the graffiti artist Shepard Fairey on a special-edition women’s collection for Obey label and the collection will be in stores for Fall’17 season.

In 2014, Fairey created a cool illustration of Harry (pictured) based on a photo taken by bandmate Chris Stein. It quickly sold out.

Below is the music video for “Fun,” the first single from Pollinator. It was released today. Harry told Reuters on the Elle U.K. Style Awards red carpet that the title of the album is a nod to the way we all now feed off each other for cultural information. So apt; thanks to text messaging, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter, we are all pollinators.

Image va: Obey Giant


@hollywoodspin rhorgan@gmail.com Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.
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